HARPOON VENTURE: THE AMAZING TRUE STORY OF A FOUR YEAR COMMERCIAL SHARK HUNT
Author: Gavin Maxwell
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Sep 2001
In thrilling detail the story of Maxwell's 4 years hunting the basking shark. A tale of sea chase with very few peers among books of maritime adventure. B&W photos; 5x8 inches, 328 pgs.
With an introduction by Stephen J. Bodio
An adventure classic by the author of Ring of Bright Water.
?Here are the wonderful islands, the strange facts of shark life, birds, and other fish in vivid brilliance; here too the men and the boats and the excitement and the disappointment in the working life.??Kirkus Reviews
Gavin Maxwell, best known for Ring of Bright Water, describes in thrilling detail the story of his four years hunting the basking shark. When Maxwell acquired a small island in the Hebrides off Scotland after World War Two, he decided to hunt the thirty-foot leviathan of the northern waters for commercial purposes. Every step of the way presented danger and difficulties, making this a tale of sea chase with very few peers among books of maritime adventure.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gavin Maxwell wrote several books, including Ring of Bright Water and Raven Seek Thy Brother. Harpoon Venture was his first book. He died in 1969.